When I posted on Mafia Wars' 2x Fight Loot Weekend, I had no idea what a bonanza this event would be.
I don't know if this is new, or if I'm just noticing it because I'm fighting a lot for the 2x Loot drops, but top level Loot from Italy and Las Vegas jobs are dropping from fights in most (if not all) cities... two at a time!
I've gotten more Foo Fighters, Reinhardt & Ottos, Bighorns, and Corpo Armaturas (a very rare 63/31 Armor piece from Napoli) in the past 18 hours than I did in the months of jobs in Vegas and two weeks in Italy.
Here's some of the Loot I've received tonight from fights. I could spend 1,000,000 Energy doing jobs in Italy and Las Vegas, and not get this many items:
The two Foo Fighters - which dropped in a fight in Italy - blew me away, since they are so hard to get in Area 51 (Las Vegas District 7). Same with the two Pulcinellas, which rarely drop in Napoli jobs (Italy Region 5).
I've seen Italy and Las Vegas loot drop in Cuba, as well as Italy and Las Vegas, and readers reports seeing these items drop in ALL cities. I also had two Nak Kha Shotguns (Bangkok job Loot) and two Bighorn Rams (Las Vegas item) drop in the same fight, in Las Vegas:
I also received two pair of Loot - with very nice stats - that I had never seen before:
Could these be items that Mafia Wars will debut in jobs when Italy Regions 6, 7, and 8 go live? Or are this items exclusive Fight Loot? The Ottoman Krug, with its 64 defense and combined 107 attack/defense stats, is a better defensive Armor piece than the Cooling Vest (61 defense) and as valuable as anything in Las Vegas.
And I am absolutely drooling over this... appropriately titled... Vehicle:
The Phantasm is 5 attack points above the Ballista Missile Launcher. That factor, plus its 112 combined stats, make the Phantasm the best Vehicle that you can collect.
Strategy Tip: Even if these top items are dropping in all cities, I recommend fighting in Italy - both to stock up on Lira, and work your way towards the difficult Bread and Circuses Achievement - icing 1,000 players in Italy.
I plan to spend a lot of Stamina, and a lot of my stored Reward Points getting more Stamina, fighting this weekend, and stocking up on the best available Loot in the game. Were it not for the divorce laws in New York, I could easily sit here all weekend and watch my stats go through the roof. This is like an early Christmas.